I'm such a dork! I made my hotel reservations for Hot August Nights and got a heck of a good deal at the Holiday Inn in dowtown Reno ... ~$50/night.
MYTOYS was amazed at the rate I got, and SacBill was trying to get the same rate and couldn't. I started walking Bill through how I'd made the reservations on line, and as I get to the date, I said July 9 ... NOT August 9!
So I got a really great deal on a hotel on a Tuesday night when absolutely nothing is happening. And the best part is ... the reservations, according to the website, cannot be canceled!
Defendant: "Yes your honor, that's the only reason I had the hotel reservation!"
Judge: "And your former wife is absolutely wrong about the evil plans on that date?"
Defendant: "Yes your honor, I love my wife and would never turn to another woman!"
Judge: "So how do you explain the sheep, the video camera and the rubber boots?"
Defendant: "Well your honor, I was going to look at this Mustang so I took my boots and video camera...the sheep? Well, I confess! She looked at me in just that way........."
I have gone to Virginia City Hill Climb events in Virginia City before. It is about 20 minutes drive to Reno, but you might have a better chance of getting a hotel room in Virginia City or Carson with a lot better rates. But you will have to account for the 1/2 hour or 45 minutes drive to your hotel rooms every night that you are there.
When I went to Virginia Ciry Hill Climb, I stayed in Holiday Inn in Carson wich was about 15 minutes drive to Virginia city. Cleaner and newer hotel and cheaper than Virginia City hotels.
can one up this - went to Fibre Optics Symposium to calif once. my secretarysaid it was in "OLD" capital of CA and i missed the OLD. landing on Sun PM headed for Sacramento and when ilooked for my motel no such thing. checked itinerary and found motel wa in Monteray - holy hell. was nice drive though.